Who could’ve guessed in August that we’d be worried about Tony McDaniel’s health in January?
As the Seattle Seahawks practiced on Wednesday ahead of their wild card matchup against the Detroit Lions on Saturday, McDaniel was listed as DNP (did not practice) because of a concussion. The cause of which is still unknown. McDaniel didn’t miss a game this season and in fact, has never missed a game for the Seahawks.
He helped Seattle win a Super Bowl in his first year with the team, 2013, and the follow-up Super Bowl appearance in 2014. He played in 14 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season before kissing the edge of retirement this past offseason. That’s when a Snapchat got his agent curious as to why he was in Seattle (he was visiting friends and family) in August, so he setup a workout with the Seahawks because ... why the hell not?
McDaniel’s been a valuable asset this season, recording 43 tackles and three batted passes as the defense finished first in yards per carry allowed. We should know more about the seriousness of the injury on Thursday.
There were no other surprises on the injury report on Wednesday and you’d expect that everyone who you think should be able to go, will go. Running back C.J. Prosise could potentially return in the divisional round, should Seattle advance, Pete Carroll said earlier in the week.